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YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,281 ✭✭✭✭✭
Are you prepared for the 25% tariff on Scotch starting tomorrow?
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  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 7,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ...say it aint So BrO.
  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 4,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is this how we make America great again?  :/
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NNNOOOOOOoooh!  

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  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 6,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well looks like I'll be buying by the case from now on.
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Make America drink rye again
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  • Poopy_JonesPoopy_Jones Posts: 455 ✭✭✭
    I just picked up a bottle of Jack. I’ll tilt one for you boys tomorrow. Go whiskey!!
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,303 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, there were a couple comments about it on The Bourbon and Whiskey Thread.

    I tried asking our (PA State-owned) liquor store if the tariff only applied to newly imported Scotch or if it applied to what they had in-stock.  The guy didn't know; they just knew a price increase would come.

    At any rate, I bought two bottles instead of just one.  A hundred bucks for Laphroaig Lore and a little less for Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

    I don't drink that fast (who does with Scotch? Especially with the Islay, briny, peaty, idodiney, salty stuff.) so with the stock I already have, it should last me a while.
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  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    WTF?
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Guess who pays for the tarriffs....
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,303 ✭✭✭✭
    I was talking with a guy far more in the know about the industry than I am who believes the way the tariff is leveled will only result in a few dollars/bottle more for the consumer.  Mostly he said some mumbo jumbo about barrels and then pointed out how much tax and markup there is on the product already and that the tariff will be leveled on the wholesale cost at time of import.

    It's also only on new imports, so existing stock shouldn't be affected.

    And several producers decided to air-freight stock in rather than shipping it, which should still increase cost for a bit, but not as much as the tariff.

    I don't know if he's right or not, so I just bought another two bottles.
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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Guess who pays for the tarriffs....
    The same people who pay any other corporate tax

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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So what’d I miss! Are we building a wall around the liquor store also?
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 922 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's because the EU has been charging a 25% tariff on bourbon since last year. I just paid a couple hundred dollars in tariffs for my stuff from Scotland. Ouch.
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  • HeavysetrapierHeavysetrapier New Orleans, LAPosts: 642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is interesting. I have not heard about this. Being in the restaurant business, this can definitely affect our COGs.

    The articles I just read suggested that this is not because of the tariff in bourbon but because of subsidies given to Airbus by the EU.
  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I pulled out my last bottle of Scotch, should have stocked up more when I had the chance.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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